Advent Hymnals

063. THY MIGHTY LOVE, O GOD

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
Thy mighty love, O God, constraineth me, 
As some strong tide it presseth on its way, 
Seeking a channel in my self-bound soul, 
Yearning to sweep all barriers away. 

2.
Shall I not yield to that constraining power? 
Shall I not say, O tide of love, flow in? 
My God, Thy gentleness hath conquered me, 
Life cannot be as it hath hither been. 

3.
Break through my nature, mighty, heavenly Love, 
Clear every avenue of thought and brain, 
Flood my affections, purify my will, 
Let nothing but Thine own pure life remain. 

4.
Thus wholly mastered and possessed by God, 
Forth from my life, spontaneous and free, 
Shall flow a stream of tenderness and grace, 
Loving, because God loved, eternally.


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Title Thy Mighty Love, O God
Key E♭ Major
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First Line Thy mighty love, O God, constraineth me
Author E. May Grimes
Year 1941
Composer C. S. Beatson
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Subjects God the Father: Love of God
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